Overweight and obesity are defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health. A crude population measure of obesity is the body mass index (BMI), a person’s weight (in kilograms) divided by the square of his or her height (in metres). A person with a BMI of 30 or […]
Advertising... bad to lying... While most people know that banner ads from companies you’ve never heard of that promise to melt away “20 pounds in a week, no exercise required!” should be taken with a grain of salt, some huge and highly respected brands are also guilty of telling their consumers major lies to make sales. You’d have to be pretty dumb to believe some of them.
Chemical cocktails, Pesticides. We are encouraged to eat more fruit and vegetables as part of a healthy lifestyle but this advice could in fact be damaging our health. With ever more commercial food production, research shows that traces of chemical pesticides used on crops can make their way into our food system and […]
Why am I doing this, obsessively, a bit grimly to lose weight? I’ll spend five minutes warming up on the VersaClimber, a towering machine that requires you to move your arms and legs simultaneously. Then I’ll do 30 minutes on a stair mill. On Wednesday a personal trainer will work me like a […]
Let’s continue with some diabetes basics as we enter into the summer season. Remember to make changes slowly so that you are not overwhelmed. Concentrate on the fact that you will eventually feel better, stronger and will be doing your body good! The CDC just reported that only 14% of people with diabetes […]
What is this, contraceptive pill? A number of myths and misconceptions about their use still persist. They are either accused of involvement in the development of cancer, heart attacks, strokes, thrombosis, or credited with many useful qualities. Where is the truth? Oral contraceptives (OC) are considered to be one of the most reliable […]
Stress and your body… Despite the common belief that stress causes people to pack on the pounds, a new research review finds that, on average, stress has little long-term effect on weight. The results are surprising, researchers say, given the widespread notion that stress – by causing people to reach for junk food […]
Influenza, viral infection! Reports of thousands of people lying dead in quarantined areas cordon ed off by the Government. Deadly mutations reported in Ukraine. Autopsy report: “The lungs are as black as charcoal. They look like they have been burnt. It’s terrifying”. WHO confirms the virus is mutating. Where is the story in the […]
Dry Red Wines… Men with a high risk for heart disease had lower blood pressure after drinking nonalcoholic red wine every day for four weeks, according to a new study published this week in the American Heart Association journal Circulation Research. Nonalcoholic dray red wine increased study participants’ levels of nitric oxide, which […]
Researchers at the University of Coimbra develop oral vaccine for Hepatitis B. More efficient and potentially more stable than the vaccine (injectable) in the market A team of five researchers from the Centre for Neuroscience (CNC) and the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Coimbra (UC) have developed an oral vaccine for Hepatitis B.
What is dental jewel? Dental jewel is a special decoration, for example diamond or another stone, which can be attached to your teeth without consequences. Are you a suitable candidate for application of a dental jewel? If you desire to endow your smile with a jewel and the teeth to which the jewel […]
Male Hormones. Some men like eating ample tasty meals and drinking in a cheerful company, others are regular smokers, while some work to rapidly build muscle mass, using hormones and anabolic. Such careless attitude to health, according to urologists, will inevitably reflect on male strength over time. Beer lovers are at a great risk […]